are a fixed operations training company that's dedicated to helping
service departments maximize the potential of their people, and
their profits. For the past sixteen years we've helped more than 400+
clients nationwide. Our clients include dealers of every major nameplate
in the automobile industry.
we couldn't have had this success without our own star people. Meet
a few of our many key players:
Branch - President
R. Branch ("Ray") has over 30 years of Professional
Automotive Industry experience. Currently President and CEO of
KEEPS Corporation located in Raleigh, NC. KEEPS is an acronym
for "Key Employee Evaluation and Planning Systems".
The KEEPS Corporation is a fixed operations business management
and marketing consulting and training company. Ray is the founder
of The KEEPS Corporation and also the inventor, designer and builder
of the highly acclaimed ROAMS program. This program is the Automotive
Industry's new Fixed Operations standard for measuring sales and
net profit improvement performance in retail dealership service
and parts departments across the country. ROAMS is a copyrighted
and trademarked product.
started in the automotive business, as a lot of technical people
do, pumping gas and changing oil in a full service station while
going to school. His automotive experience includes: Technician,
Professional High Performance Engine Designer & Builder, Service
Writer, Service Manager, Parts & Service Director, Factory
DSM, Professional Seminar Designer & Trainer, Vice-President
of Fixed Operations for an 11 Dealership Group, National Director
of Fixed Operations for the Eleventh Largest Dealership Consolidator
in the USA, Service Field Consultant for JM&A Group, and now
Founder/Inventor/CEO for The KEEPS Corporation.
of a former Mercedes dealer, Joe Henry was raised in the automotive
business. Joe has had many successful years in various fixed operation
management positions before founding ACT Automotive Staffing in
1998. ACT Automotive Staffing is proud to be affiliated with KEEPS
Corporation giving YOU, the dealer not only the best Fixed Operations
Consulting available but ACT will fill YOUR dealership employee
needs including Technicians, Collision Technicians, Service Advisors,
Service Manager/Director and all Fixed Ops personnel.
Scott Pollard - Software Engineer, Technical Support
Pollard is Principal Consultant and co-Founder of Callisto
Systems, Inc. which specializes in custom software development
for the desktop, web and handheld devices using Microsoft tools
and technologies. Scott has accumulated over 10 years experience
in software design, development and project management for numerous
companies in a variety of industries. He is a graduate of North
Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in
along with Ming Lee, created the first version of ROAMS (KEEPS)
in 1993. Since then, he has been actively involved enhancing,
supporting and maintaining the ROAMS application. In addition,
he has been instrumental in supporting the internal computer systems
used by KEEPS and providing technical advice for future strategic
Whitfield - VP of Client Support
Whitfield is the VP of Client Support and Distance Learning Coordinator.
She performs KEEPS data entry for dealers, uses her skills to
design manuals, setup software and train KEEPS Information Managers
(KIMS) for new clients. She also is responsible for participating
in marketing efforts by sending out and tracking marketing materials
and associated responses by keeping the client database current.